Once we’ve made a conscious decision to eat organic, perhaps it’s a good idea to try and look for the most economical way of buying organic produce.
Although many people may agree with eating organic, they’re more likely to be put off by the cost of buying weekly organic produce. Of course the drawback is the higher costs incurred by farmers to produce food without chemicals. Those costs are usually passed on to the consumer.
I hope the following information will help with your decision:
- When farmers started producing organic food, the organic food they produce could be found in markets that sell organic produce. Now organic produce is sold in supermarkets too;
- To get the best value on organic produce, supermarkets sometimes advertise special deals on organic food in order to promote more consumers to buy organic;
- If you want to buy organic produce that’s on offer that you know you can’t freeze from fresh, for example tomatoes, make a sauce that can be frozen and brought out at a later date. Buying this way, allows you to buy organic produce at a discounted price more regularly;
- There are many companies who offer weekly boxes of organic produce fresh from organic farms. They deliver to homes, or a pick up delivery place. They sometimes offer payment solutions, so we can pay in advance for a box, which includes a variety of fruit and vegetables, (depending on what’s fresh and can be picked that week), or buy on a pay as you need basis, if you’re not a regular customer;
- If you want to buy organic, but cannot afford to shoulder the cost on your own, perhaps go halves with a friend and split the cost and produce two ways. My own feeling is that although it may cost slightly more now to buy organic produce, the benefits have to far outweigh the negative as far as cost is concerned.
I believe that by choosing organic, we choose to say no to eating foods that contain chemicals, hormones and insecticides. In the longer term those choices together with other lifestyle changes will help us stay well for longer.